Sometimes we love something so much we stare at it for a week before remembering to share it with everyone else, as happened with the cover to Mel Sherratt‘s new cover:

Described by C. L. Taylor as the ‘queen of gritty police procedurals’, Hush Hush is out in October.

In other news, two agency authors are in the top 10 bestsellers in the Sunday Times.

The Chalk Man by C. J. Tudor is No. 6, three weeks after paperback publication (and with over 8100 copies sold). The book continues to win fans:






And Eleanor Oliphant by Gail Honeyman is back up to No. 1, with 14, 030 copies sold in print. The book also tops the Irish paperback chart. and is No. 6 in the New York Times.

Jane Healey’s debut gothic romance, The Animals at Lockwood Manor, was snapped up in the UK by Mantle (PanMacmillan) after a heated seven-way auction, and in the US by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. The book publishes in 2020.

Beautiful Bad by Annie Ward’ was featured in a Publishers Weekly article which explored the story behind the book, and how Annie came to write it.

Paula Hawkins, author of The Girl on the Train, is reading the Doll Factory by Elizabeth Macneal:


The Agency’s first picture book, You’re Snug With Me, received a starred review on and Kirkus Reviews.

The book, illustrated by Poonam Mistry, has been described as ‘brilliant‘, ‘a tribute to environmental awareness‘ with ‘golden hues mixed with shades of indigo‘. Kirkus Reviews describes it as ‘parental love, sound ecological advice, and breathtaking illustrations all in one.

In the Foreign Rights Department, Complex Chinese rights in I Am Watching You by Teresa Driscoll were sold to Spring International, while simplified Chinese rights in the title were pre-empted by Modern Press

Hungarian rights in Deathless by Namina Forna were sold to Maxim

Bestselling author Fiona Barton is appearing tonight at Noirwich, Norwich’s crime Writing Festival, discussing the facts behind fingerprints, forensics and postmortem evidence in crime fiction. More information can be found here.


Kitty Wilson‘s new cover was revealed today, and couldn’t be nicer to look at as we head towards the weekend. Second in The Cornish Village School series, Second Chances is out in October. Happy weekend everybody!

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